• Manage Conflict & Improve Relationships

Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)

Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) is a self-assessment tool that helps people understand what gives them a sense of self-worth and what’s important to them when relating with others.

Creating effective relationships

Effective relationships are essential to business success. Imagine how much more effective your business and personal relationships would be if you really understood how other people see things…and could put this awareness into practice. It would be like having an instruction manual for relating with your colleagues!

Are you seeking to:

  • Improve teamwork
  • Develop leaders
  • Support change management
  • Drive sales
  • Improve customer service
  • Improve relationships
  • Improve conflict management?

What is SDI?

Strength Deployment Inventory is a practical and useful self-awareness inventory that increases relationship effectiveness. It is a life inventory based on relationship awareness® theory a validated self-assessment tool that delivers proven business and personal outcomes by decreasing the underlying conflicts diminish relationships.

The power of SDI is in how quickly and easily it gets people connecting and really talking to each other. SDI facilitates strong relationships through:

  • The insights people gain
  • The acceptance it encourages
  • The conversations it informs
  • The trust it increases
  • The conflict it decreases
SDI charting triangle, one of our tools

Why the SDI Works

SDI depersonalises conflict
It’s a unique non-threatening method for conflict management – it helps people to understand how to reduce the potential for interpersonal conflict. View our SDI and Conflict page.

SDI is memorable
It’s an experiential tool promoting common sense concepts in a highly visual manner.

SDI recognises our differences 
It’s an inventory of the unique way we each value and prioritise different strengths, how we take different approaches and interpret the actions of others.

SDI illuminates the reason for our actions
It’s a snapshot of who we are — going beyond behaviour to reveal our driving motivational values.

SDI is life-focused
It takes a whole of life perspective rather than only focusing on work or specific roles.

SDI is easy to use and apply 
It’s relevant to all levels across an organisation, making it an ideal communication foundation to increase a culture of connectedness.

A portrait of personal strengths